How do I apply for a graduate research degree?
Please check the website of your preferred graduate school for their particular requirements. When you are ready to apply, complete the application form. The same form is used for both candidature and scholarship applications.
To which degrees does this application form apply?
All PhD, Doctorates by Research, MPhil and Masters by Research. The only exceptions are the Veterinary Science Clinical Residency Training Program (combined MVSc (Clin)/MVS) and the School of Psychological Sciences joint Masters-PhD. In these cases, applicants should use the School's specific application form.
Can I submit an online application for candidature?
Hardcopy applications are required from all applicants.
I want to apply for a scholarship, how can I do this?
Please complete the scholarship section of the application form and provide the requested documents. You can check scholarship availability on the Melbourne Scholarships website.
Is there a deadline for application for candidature?
Most faculties will accept applications for candidature at any time with the exceptions below.
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Local applicants (Aust, NZ, Aust permanent residents): closing date for Semester 2, 2013 is 31 May 2013
International applicants may apply at any time.
Melbourne Law School
For deadlines on submitting an expression of interest to study in 2013 please refer to the Melbourne Law School.
Melbourne School of Engineering
The school has two additional closing deadlines, 28 February 2013 and 31 May 2013. For further information please refer to the MSE website.
VCA and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Closing dates and particular requirements may vary according to the course. Please visit the faculty websites for the information that is relevant to you:
I am currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at University of Melbourne and want to apply for scholarship only. How can I do this?
Where should I send my application?
By mail or in person to:
Graduate Research Admissions,
Office of Admissions
Information Centre Richard Berry Building
Gate 3, Swanston St
University of Melbourne VIC 3010 Australia
Can I submit my application via email?
Unfortunately at this time we can only accept hard copy applications either posted or delivered in person to the address above, unless it is an International application which has been received from an authorised University of Melbourne agent.
I have a question about the application form or requirements. Who can I contact?
Please email us with your query.
How can I check that my application has been received?
You will receive an email acknowledgement within 5 working days to let you know whether your application is complete or if further documents are required. If you have not had a response within this time, please email us.
Who should I contact if I have been asked to provide additional documents?
Please contact the Graduate Research Admissions team via email.
I was told my application is complete, but I haven't heard anything further?
Once you have received an acknowledgement that your application is complete, please contact your faculty graduate research contact.if you have further enquiries.
How long will it be before I am notified of the results of my applications?
You can usually expect a response within 8 weeks of receiving acknowledgement that your application is complete.
How will I be notified of the outcome of my application?
All correspondence, including notification of the outcome will be by email. NB: Please add the domain 'unimelb.edu.au' to your safe senders list to ensure that our emails reach you safely.
How can I pay the International applicant assessment fee?
Please refer to page two of the application form. The assessment fee can be paid either by credit card or bank cheque.
NB: Please note some applicants may be eligible for an assessment fee waiver, please refer to page two of the application form for more details. The assessment fee will be refunded to all applicants who are offered a place and subsequently enrol at the University of Melbourne.